Small Hydropower Mapping and Planning

The mapping project aims to improve the quality and availability of information on Vanuatu’s small hydro resources.

The project will provide the Government of Vanuatu and commercial developers with ground-validated maps that show the varying levels of hydropower potential throughout the country, and highlight several sites most suited for small hydropower projects. 

These resource maps are:

  • to contribute to a detailed comprehensive assessment and to a geospatial planning framework for small hydro resources in Vanuatu
  • to verify the potential for the most promising sites
  • to prioritize sites and to facilitate development of new small hydropower projects and ideally to guide private investments into the sector
  • to increase the awareness and knowledge of the Government of Vanuatu on renewable energy potential.